Blending in the Evolution of Art
AESBL journal. Volume 11, number 2, Spring 2015, pages 39-41.
2 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2015 Last revised: 29 Apr 2015
Date Written: April 11, 2015
Conceptual blending plays a widespread role in the evolution of art. This article, a draft of a commentary for a special issue of a journal on the evolution of art, reviews the work of conceptual blending in conceiving of other minds, joint attention, objects of art and ritual, and imagined scenes of blended joint attention. It focuses especially on the use of conceptual blending in art to prompt for mentally tractable compressions that make it possible for human beings to handle vast mental networks that stretch across great ranges of time, space, causation, and agency.
Keywords: evolution, art, blending, conceptual integration
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